Topic: Being Different From Others
[Seeds of Destiny 28 January 2019 Devotional]
Scripture: And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15.
Thought For The Day: Standing out for God is the secret of standing up in life; standing out for God is the secret of standing tall in life.
Sometime ago, one of my children who was a student in the university stood up for God when her lecturer spoke against God. The lecturer kept talking against God and church; he said things like people who serve God are wasting their time, etc. Then she stood up and said, ‘Excuse me sir! You are entitled to your opinion, but please, respect the opinions of those of us who believe in Jesus Christ; respect the views and the conviction of those of us who believe in God.’ Then the man said, ‘Oh, I am sorry.’ After the lecture, he met her and told her, ‘What you said in the class was right. I am not meant to be talking about religion in class. Please, anytime I say it again, you can report me to the authorities of the school.’
This is a practical example of being different from others. There are people who keep quiet when God, pastors, Christianity and the church are being ridiculed. They keep quiet when people say all manner of ‘rubbish’ against God and pastors; they keep quiet and pretend as if they know nothing about God in case the people insult them also.
Some years ago, my mother was in a vehicle going to a place and someone began to criticize pastors and the church; the person said something like, ‘All these pastors that gather people together do that only to get their money.’ Then, my mother vehemently replied the person and said, ‘Go and try to gather people and see if gathering people is easy.’ Beloved, standing out for God is the secret of standing up in life; standing out for God is the secret of standing tall in life.
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My counsel is, make up your mind to take a stand for God always.
Remember this: standing out for God is the secret of standing up in life; standing out for God is the secret of standing tall in life.
1.Decide to stand out for God in all that you do.
2.Take a stand for God even if it is not convenient for you.
Prayer: O Lord, I ask that You give me the grace to stand for You at all times. Help me to be the representative of Your Kingdom on earth, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.